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Learning Path: CCNA Data Center

Video Description

Overview

This Learning Path consists of CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 LiveLessons and CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons.

Prerequisites

The video course assumes that the learner has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft OS’s, and that the reader has completed typical high school-level math courses (mainly that the reader has been exposed to binary math). The course also assumes that the reader has used PCs connected to either a home network or a network inside a school or company, but that the reader might not understand anything about the network to which the PC was connected. It is also assumed that the reader knows how to use typical Internet applications, primarily web browsers, and email clients.

Description

CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-150 LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 200-150 DCICN exam. This product walks through each topic of the exam blueprint, so viewers can gain knowledge of networking concepts for the Data Center environment based on Nexus-OS LAN and SAN technologies. These videos will also provide fundamental information on understanding how a Data Center network works. The course will also detail virtualization configuration in the network, addressing schemes; configuration skills, and troubleshooting methods.

CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 200-155 Data Center exam. This product walks the customer through each topic of the exam blueprint. Customers will gain knowledge of fundamental Data Center technologies like Unified Computing, Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies, Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

About the Instructor

Frank Dagenhardt, CCIE No. 42081, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco focusing primarily on Data Center architectures. Frank has more than 20 years in Information Technology. A Cisco veteran for more than 11 years, he works with customers daily designing, implementing, and supporting end-to-end architectures and solutions. Frank has worked on and continues to be involved in publications about Cisco products. He recently presented on the topic of CCNA Data Center at Cisco Live 2016. When not thinking about Data Center topics, Frank can be found spending time with his wife and three children.

About LiveLessons

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at http://www.informit.com/imprint/series_detail.aspx?ser=2185116.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to CCNA Data Center 200-150 DCICN and DCICT 200-155 by Frank Dagenhardt
    1. Introduction 00:02:26
  2. Introduction to CCNA Data Center 200-150 DCICN by Frank Dagenhardt
    1. Introduction 00:03:21
  3. Module 1: Basic Data Center Networking Concepts
    1. Module Intro 00:00:39
  4. Lesson 1: Basic Networking Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:44
    2. 1.1 Introduction to the Purpose and Fundamentals of a Network 00:06:40
    3. 1.2 Physical Network Topologies 00:06:17
    4. 1.3 How to Interpret Network Diagrams 00:03:46
    5. 1.4 Examples of Network Specifications 00:02:05
  5. Lesson 2: TCP/IP Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:52
    2. 2.1 Understanding the Purpose of the OSI Model 00:07:13
    3. 2.2 Understanding the TCP/IP Suite 00:03:05
    4. 2.3 Examining the Operation of IP 00:02:54
    5. 2.4 Examining the Operation of TCP 00:03:04
    6. 2.5 Examining the Operation of UDP 00:01:23
  6. Lesson 3: Ethernet and Basic Switching Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:04
    2. 3.1 What Is Ethernet? 00:03:45
    3. 3.2 Understanding IEEE 802 Protocols 00:04:44
    4. 3.3 Examining CSMA/CD 00:01:55
    5. 3.4 Understanding Layer 2 Addressing 00:02:55
    6. 3.5 What Is a MAC Table? 00:03:03
    7. 3.6 What Is Flooding? 00:02:04
    8. 3.7 Explain Basic Switching Concepts 00:03:05
    9. 3.8 Explain the Operation of Cisco Switches 00:02:16
    10. 3.9 Basic Switch Configuration 00:12:55
    11. 3.10 Basic Port Configuration 00:04:56
    12. 3.11 Describe VLANS 00:03:16
    13. 3.12 Configure VLANS 00:04:12
  7. Module 2: Data Center Physical Infrastructure
    1. Module Intro 00:00:31
  8. Lesson 4: Introduction to Data Center Infrastructure
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:39
    2. 4.1 Understanding Data Center Topologies 00:04:10
    3. 4.2 Understanding 3 Tier Architectures 00:04:03
    4. 4.3 Understanding 2 Tier Architectures 00:03:19
    5. 4.4 Understanding Spine and Leaf Fabric 00:03:47
    6. 4.5 Examining Data Center Media Types 00:03:34
    7. 4.6 Examining Data Center Transceivers 00:04:18
    8. 4.7 Examining Servers and Their Components 00:08:39
    9. 4.8 Introduction to Cisco UCS 00:06:13
    10. 4.9 UCS Architecture and Components 00:07:39
    11. 4.10 Power Redundancy Modes 00:01:51
  9. Lesson 5: Switching and Basic Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. 5.1 Understanding Spanning Tree Protocol 00:09:19
    3. 5.2 Understanding MST 00:03:00
    4. 5.3 Understanding PVST+ 00:01:47
    5. 5.4 Understanding Spanning Tree Port Types 00:01:37
    6. 5.5 Understanding Trunks 802.1Q 00:02:55
    7. 5.6 Understanding Port Channels 00:04:08
    8. 5.7 Examining Neighbor Discovery Protocols 00:01:47
    9. 5.8 Understanding CDP 00:02:41
    10. 5.9 Understanding LLDP 00:01:39
  10. Lesson 6: Switching Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:32
    2. 6.1 Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol 00:05:42
    3. 6.2 Configuring MST 00:05:50
    4. 6.3 Configuring RPVST+ 00:04:59
    5. 6.4 Configuring Spanning Tree Port Types 00:03:46
    6. 6.5 Configuring Trunks 00:06:05
    7. 6.6 Configuring CDP and LLDP 00:06:45
  11. Module 3: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
    1. Module Intro 00:00:44
  12. Lesson 7: IPv4
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:38
    2. 7.1 Understanding Binary Numbering 00:07:01
    3. 7.2 Understanding Classful IP Addressing 00:03:32
    4. 7.3 Understanding IPv4 Address Formatting 00:03:22
    5. 7.4 Understanding Private IPv4 Addresses 00:01:10
    6. 7.5 Understanding Public IPv4 Addresses 00:01:18
    7. 7.6 Understanding IPv4 Address Types 00:02:24
    8. 7.7 Assigning IPv4 Addresses 00:03:57
    9. 7.8 Understanding Subnetting 00:04:59
    10. 7.9 Understanding IPv4 Subnetting Calculation Scenarios 00:04:10
  13. Lesson 8: IPv6
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. 8.1 Differentiating Between IPv4 and IPv6 00:02:20
    3. 8.2 Examining the IPv6 Address Format 00:01:11
    4. 8.3 Understanding IPv6 Private Addressing 00:02:00
    5. 8.4 Examining IPv6 Host Addresses 00:02:07
    6. 8.5 Shortening IPv6 Addresses 00:01:32
    7. 8.6 Examining IPv6 Address Types 00:00:47
  14. Lesson 9: Basic Routing Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:41
    2. 9.1 Packet Forwarding 00:00:55
    3. 9.2 Examining Router Lookup Process 00:01:23
    4. 9.3 Linking L2 Addresses to L3 Addresses 00:01:41
    5. 9.4 Understanding ARP 00:02:02
    6. 9.5 Examining End Device to End Device Communication 00:03:01
    7. 9.6 Examining Default Gateway 00:01:16
  15. Module 4: Layer 3 Routing Using Nexus
    1. Module Intro 00:00:58
  16. Lesson 10: Routed Interfaces and Redundancy
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:33
    2. 10.1 Understanding Routed Interfaces 00:03:10
    3. 10.2 Understanding Switched Virtual Interfaces 00:01:26
    4. 10.3 Introduction to First Hop Router Redundancy 00:03:17
    5. 10.4 Understanding Gateway Load Balancing Protocol 00:01:58
    6. 10.5 Understanding Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 00:02:56
    7. 10.6 Understanding Hot Standby Routing Protocol 00:02:40
  17. Lesson 11: Cisco Router Operations
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:31
    2. 11.1 Examining Routing Protocol Characteristics 00:05:25
    3. 11.2 Understanding the Routing Process 00:02:21
    4. 11.3 Understanding Routing Tables and AD 00:02:56
    5. 11.4 Examining RIPv1 00:01:04
    6. 11.5 Examining RIPv2 00:01:01
    7. 11.6 Examining EIGRP 00:03:40
    8. 11.7 Examining OSPF 00:02:39
    9. 11.8 Understanding OSPF Areas 00:01:49
  18. Lesson 12: Configure Routing on a Cisco Router
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:32
    2. 12.1 Examining Router Bootup and POST 00:07:23
    3. 12.2 Implementing a Basic Router Configuration 00:07:25
    4. 12.3 Configuring RIP v1-2 00:05:02
    5. 12.4 Configuring EIGRP 00:04:54
    6. 12.5 Configuring OSPF 00:03:48
    7. 12.6 Configuring InterVLAN Routing 00:04:20
  19. Lesson 13: Troubleshooting Layer 3 Routing
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:18
    2. 13.1 Troubleshooting Basic Routing Issues 00:04:04
    3. 13.2 Troubleshooting Enhanced Routing Issues 00:04:12
  20. Lesson 14: Introduction to Security and Access Lists
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:45
    2. 14.1 Introducing Access Lists 00:01:44
    3. 14.2 Understanding How Access Lists Are Processed and Applied 00:02:17
    4. 14.3 Understanding Wildcard Masking 00:03:33
    5. 14.4 Understanding Named ACLs 00:02:02
    6. 14.5 Using ACLs to Secure Management Interfaces 00:02:42
    7. 14.6 Introducing Role Based Access Control 00:03:03
    8. 14.7 Examining AAA 00:03:42
  21. Module 5: Data Center Storage
    1. Module Intro 00:00:49
  22. Lesson 15: Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:43
    2. 15.1 Defining a Storage Network 00:08:36
    3. 15.2 Understanding Storage Network Services 00:05:25
    4. 15.3 Understanding Initiators and Targets 00:02:24
    5. 15.4 Examining Devices Connected to the SAN 00:05:11
    6. 15.5 Examining VSANs 00:06:14
    7. 15.6 Understanding Zoning 00:05:29
    8. 15.7 Understanding FCoE 00:04:33
    9. 15.8 Comparing and Contrasting FC and FCoE 00:04:31
    10. 15.9 Examining Storage Array Connectivity 00:05:35
    11. 15.10 Understanding How Switches Connect to the SAN 00:07:36
  23. Lesson 16: Advanced FCoE Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:59
    2. 16.1 Understanding FCoE Topologies 00:10:13
    3. 16.2 Understanding Data Center Bridging 00:01:47
    4. 16.3 Understanding VFCs 00:02:25
    5. 16.4 Performing Initial FCoE Setup 00:03:40
    6. 16.5 Configuring FCoE 00:09:21
    7. 16.6 Configuring FCoE Multihop 00:07:07
  24. Lesson 17: Advanced Storage Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:27
    2. 17.1 Understanding N Port Virtualization 00:03:49
    3. 17.2 Examining Zoning Models 00:02:42
    4. 17.3 Performing Initial Storage Networking Setup 00:13:57
    5. 17.4 Configuring VSANs 00:06:30
    6. 17.5 Verifying VSANs 00:04:52
    7. 17.6 Configuring Switch Ports 00:14:17
    8. 17.7 Verifying Name Server Login 00:11:14
    9. 17.8 Configuring Zoning 00:07:30
    10. 17.9 Verifying Zoning 00:08:20
    11. 17.10 Verifying SAN Switch Operations 00:05:25
  25. Summary of CCNA Data Center 200-150 DCICN
    1. Summary 00:01:34
  26. Introduction to CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 by Frank Dagenhardt
    1. Introduction 00:06:28
  27. Module 1: Unified Computing
    1. Module Intro 00:01:03
  28. Lesson 1: Unified Computing System Overview
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:07
    2. 1.1 Defining UCS 00:01:25
    3. 1.2 Examining Common Server Types and Connectivity Found in a Data Center 00:02:57
    4. 1.3 Examining Rack Mounted Servers 00:04:03
    5. 1.4 Examining Blade Servers 00:02:18
    6. 1.5 Examining Modular Servers 00:02:50
    7. 1.6 Examining the Physical Components of the UCS 00:07:00
    8. 1.7 Examining How UCS Connects to the LAN and SAN 00:05:51
    9. 1.8 Examining UCS Manager 00:03:37
    10. 1.9 Examining Concepts and Benefits of UCS Hardware Abstraction 00:04:54
    11. 1.10 Understanding Pools and Policies 00:00:51
    12. 1.11 Understanding Templates 00:03:13
    13. 1.12 Examining Service Profiles 00:03:50
  29. Lesson 2: Unified Computing Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:19
    2. 2.1 Performing Initial UCS Setup 00:03:52
    3. 2.2 Configuring Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity 00:10:51
    4. 2.3 Verifying Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity 00:07:43
    5. 2.4 Verifying Discovery Operations 00:05:16
    6. 2.5 Exploring the UCS Manager GUI 00:02:19
    7. 2.6 Configuring a Service Profile 00:16:17
  30. Module 2: Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies
    1. Module Intro 00:00:49
  31. Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:59
    2. 3.1 Examining the Cisco Nexus Modular Switches 00:09:23
    3. 3.2 Examining the Cisco Fixed Configuration Switches 00:04:29
    4. 3.3 Examining the Cisco FEX Products 00:06:55
    5. 3.4 Understanding Control and Data Plane Traffic 00:03:57
    6. 3.5 Examining Nexus Virtualization Features 00:06:24
    7. 3.6 Examining Nexus Licensing 00:02:56
  32. Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:21
    2. 4.1 Understanding Virtual Device Context (VDC) 00:05:20
    3. 4.2 Understanding Port Channel Functionality 00:04:14
    4. 4.3 Exploring vPC and Its Components 00:05:15
    5. 4.4 Understanding How a vPC Functions 00:04:31
    6. 4.5 Understanding Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) 00:03:17
    7. 4.6 Introducing FabricPath 00:02:10
    8. 4.7 Understanding FabricPath Switch IDs and Trees 00:03:56
  33. Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:54
    2. 5.1 Performing Initial Setup and Verifying Connectivity 00:11:51
    3. 5.2 Enabling Features 00:05:39
    4. 5.3 Configuring VDCs 00:09:02
    5. 5.4 Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEXs) 00:04:45
    6. 5.5 Configuring Port Channels 00:09:33
    7. 5.6 Configuring vPC 00:07:20
    8. 5.7 Verifying vPC 00:05:25
    9. 5.8 Configuring FabricPath 00:07:04
    10. 5.9 Understanding, Configuring, and Verifying Unified Switch Ports 00:04:25
    11. 5.10 Introducing the Features and Benefits of Unified Fabric 00:04:25
    12. 5.11 Understanding the Use of Role Based Access Control Within the Data Center Infrastructure 00:02:58
  34. Module 3: Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
    1. Module Intro 00:00:55
  35. Lesson 6: Data Center Server Virtualization
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:11
    2. 6.1 Understanding Device Virtualization 00:01:26
    3. 6.2 Understanding Server Virtualization 00:07:10
    4. 6.3 Examining the Nexus 1000v 00:04:37
    5. 6.4 Examining Virtual Switch Update Manager 00:02:31
    6. 6.5 Verifying Initial Setup and Operation for the Nexus 1000v 00:05:47
  36. Lesson 7: DCI and Network Overlays
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:59
    2. 7.1 Introducing DCI 00:06:03
    3. 7.2 Differentiating Between DCI and Network Interconnectivity 00:02:42
    4. 7.3 Examining the Need and Concept of Overlays 00:03:30
    5. 7.4 Understanding OTV 00:04:10
    6. 7.5 Understanding NVGRE 00:01:50
    7. 7.6 Understanding VXLAN 00:02:08
  37. Module 4: Application Centric Infrastructure
    1. Module Intro 00:01:06
  38. Lesson 8: Application Centric Infrastructure
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:19
    2. 8.1 Understanding the ACI Environment Architecture 00:07:02
    3. 8.2 Examining Spine Leaf Architecture 00:05:52
    4. 8.3 Examining the Role of the APIC Controller 00:04:58
    5. 8.4 Understanding Basic Policy Resolution 00:03:36
    6. 8.5 Examining North and Southbound REST APIs 00:01:48
    7. 8.6 Examining ACI Device Packages 00:02:40
  39. Lesson 9: Basic ACI Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:47
    2. 9.1 Bringing Up the ACI Fabric 00:03:28
    3. 9.2 Examining the Fabric Discovery Process 00:04:21
    4. 9.3 Understanding the Firmware Upgrade Process 00:07:28
    5. 9.4 Understanding Checkpoints 00:07:16
    6. 9.5 Examining the ACI Policy Model 00:05:57
    7. 9.6 Examining Network Centric Mode 00:16:32
    8. 9.7 Examining Application Centric Mode 00:13:27
    9. 9.8 Managing Third-Party Devices with ACI Policy 00:09:38
  40. Lesson 10: ACI Constructs
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:14
    2. 10.1 Examining the ACI Logical Model 00:04:41
    3. 10.2 Understanding Tenants, EPGs, and Contracts 00:03:46
    4. 10.3 Examining Endpoint Groups 00:06:17
    5. 10.4 Examining Contracts, Subjects, and Filters 00:03:59
    6. 10.5 Understanding Contexts and Bridge Domains 00:05:10
  41. Module 5: Automation and Orchestration
    1. Module Intro 00:00:52
  42. Lesson 11: Cloud Computing Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:03
    2. 11.1 Examining the Purpose and Value of Using APIs 00:01:56
    3. 11.2 Understanding Basic Cloud Computing Concepts 00:03:06
    4. 11.3 Examining On-demand Self Service 00:02:13
    5. 11.4 Examining Broad Network Access 00:01:21
    6. 11.5 Examining Resource Pooling 00:01:59
    7. 11.6 Examining Rapid Elasticity 00:01:39
    8. 11.7 Examining Metered Service 00:02:41
    9. 11.8 Understanding Software as a Service 00:01:16
    10. 11.9 Understanding Platform as a Service 00:01:19
    11. 11.10 Understanding Infrastructure as a Service 00:01:39
  43. Lesson 12: UCSD Basic Functions
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:28
    2. 12.1 Examining UCS Director Management 00:06:24
    3. 12.2 Examining UCS Director Orchestration 00:06:50
    4. 12.3 Examining UCS Director Multitenancy 00:05:31
    5. 12.4 Examining UCS Director Chargeback 00:06:45
    6. 12.5 Examining UCS Director Service Offerings 00:04:29
    7. 12.6 Examining UCS Director Catalogs 00:02:49
    8. 12.7 Interpreting and Troubleshooting a UCS Director Workflow 00:08:46
    9. 12.8 Deploying a Service Profile to a Blade Using UCS Director 00:03:38
  44. Summary of CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155
    1. Summary 00:01:32